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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (March 2, 2017-  Ian Anderson and The Carducci Quartet have just released "Loco (Locomotive Breath)" from the new album Jethro Tull: The String Quartets, out which premiered yesterday on Billboard. "Loco" is a string quartet arrangement of "Locomotive Breath," Jethro Tull's 1978 hit off the group's album Bursting OutCLICK HERE to read Billboard's new interview with Ian Anderson, conducted by renowned music journalist Gary Graff. 

    The String Quartets' version of "Locomotive Breath" is an instrumental that features violin, viola, cello, and bass, with Ian Anderson on flute.  It was arranged by Ian’s keyboardist John O’Hara, whose mission was to “delve deeper and offer a new imagining of each piece. An orchestrator’s job is to arrange and compose a new version of an existing work.” O’Hara also felt “a responsibility to the Jethro Tull listeners who cherish this material and may not welcome a radical rendition of a beloved song.”

    The track "Loco" is available now for download and streaming. Jethro Tull: The String Quartets will be available in the U.S. on March 24CLICK HERE to reserve your physical copy today!

    "Loco (Locomotive Breath)" [official audio]


    Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. With nearly 50 years’ history, the band has performed more than 3,000 concerts in 40 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year. Now, Ian Anderson, John O’Hara, and the Carducci Quartet are set to release Jethro Tull: The String Quartets, a collection of 12 re-imagined Tull classics, allowing Tull fans and classical music connoisseurs to enjoy the band’s vast catalog in a new way.

    After the album’s release, Ian Anderson will return to the United States this May, June, August, and November to present multi-media JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson concerts in the Mountain States, Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, the Midwest, Florida. He will be accompanied by Tull members David Goodier (bass), John O'Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), and Scott Hammond (drums). Please see below for more dates and ticket links to be announced:

    JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson - U.S. Tour Dates
    05/26: Red Rocks Amphitheater; Morrison, CO (with the Colorado Symphony) Tickets
    05/27: Route 66 Casino; Legends Theatre, Albuquerque, NM Tickets
    05/28: Plaza Theatre PAC; El Paso, TX Tickets
    05/30: Smart Financial Centre; Sugar Land (Houston), TX Tickets
    05/31: ACL Live at the Moody Theater; Austin, TX Tickets
    06/01: Choctaw Casino, Choctaw Grand Theater; Durant, OK Tickets  
    08/13: Bethlehem MusikFest; Bethlehem, PA Tickets
    08/15: Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands PAC; Canandaigua, NY Tickets
    08/18: Meijer Gardens Amphitheater; Grand Rapids, MI Info
    08/19: Chicago Theatre; Chicago, IL Theater Tickets
    08/22: First Niagara Presents Tuesday in the Parl; Lewiston, NY Tickets


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    Official Tracklist

    01. In the Past (Living In The Past)
    02. Sossity Waiting (Sossity: You’re a Woman / Reasons For Waiting)
    03. Bungle (Bungle In The Jungle)
    04. We Used to Bach (We Used to Know / Bach Prelude C Major)
    05. Farm, the Fourway (Farm On The Freeway)
    06. Songs and Horses (Songs From The Wood / Heavy Horses) **
    07. Only the Giving (Wond’ring Aloud)
    08. Loco (Locomotive Breath) **
    09. Pass the Bottle (A Christmas Song) **
    10. Velvet Gold (Velvet Green)
    11. Ring Out These Bells (Ring Out, Solstice Bells) **
    12. Aquafugue (Aqualung)

    ** Available for instant download with the full album iTunes Pre-Order

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    About The Carducci Quartet: 
    Winners of international competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild International Competition 2007 and Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition, this Anglo-Irish quartet has appeared at prestigious venues across the globe including the Wigmore Hall, London; National Concert Hall, Dublin; Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen; Carnegie Hall, New York and Library of Congress and John F Kennedy Center, Washington DC.  Festival appearances include Cheltenham Music Festival, Festival Messiaen au pays Meije, West Cork Chamber Music festival, Kuhmo Festival and the Wratislavia Cantans Festival in Poland. The Carducci Quartet are highly celebrated for their interpretation of contemporary repertoire, and are regularly invited to perform new works.

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